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Extending the duration of exclusive breastfeeding in El Alto, Bolivia through a community-based approach and the provision of health servicesChild Health and Nutrition Research Initiative, 2009This document reports on a project to extend the duration of exclusive breastfeeding in a community in Bolivia. In 2003-2005, the NGO COTALMA initiated a project to improve parameters associated with exclusive breastfeeding in the Bolivian town of El Alto, adjacent to La Paz.Document
Effect of early exclusive breastfeeding on morbidity among infants born to HIV-negative mothers in Zimbabwe2009This article examines the effect of exclusive breastfeeding on infants born to HIV-negative women in Zimbabwe.DocumentWorld Breastfeeding Trends Initiative, 2010To ensure proper infant feeding practices, women need to be provided with support at all levels. This WBTi (World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative) report assesses infant and young child feeding (IYCF) policies and programmes in 33 countries located in Asia, Africa and South and Central America.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2009A critical yet often overlooked component of food security is diet quality. Even households who have access to sufficient amounts of food and calories may still lack essential micronutrients, increasing their risk for both short- and long-term health and development consequences.DocumentAsian Development Bank, 2010This report reviews the Regional Food Fortification initiative established by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to reverse the spreading public health problem caused by micronutrient deficiencies in Central Asia. The paper underlines that ADB’s involvement is rooted in its policy for the health sector, additionally indirectly supporting economic policy.DocumentWorld Health Organization, 2007DocumentUnited Nations Children's Fund, 2008Deficiencies of micronutrients are a major global health problem. More than 2 billion people in the world today are estimated to be deficient in key vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin A, iodine, iron and zinc. Most of these people live in low-income countries and are typically deficient in more than one micronutrient.Document
Effects of routine prophylactic supplementation with iron and folic acid on admission to hospital and mortality in preschool children in a high malaria transmission setting: community-based, randomised, placebo-controlled trialThe Lancet, 2006Anaemia caused by iron deficiency is common in children younger than 5 years of age in eastern Africa. However, there is concern that the universal coverage of iron and folic acid supplements for children in areas of high malaria transmission might be harmful.DocumentFood and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2008A significant gap remains between need and capacity for management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children. This is despite clear advances in the development and implementation of international and national protocols for the management of SAM, as well as guidelines and training for inpatient care of severely acutely malnourished children.DocumentFood and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2008This report reviews the integration of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) into the national health systems of Ethiopia, Malawi and Niger between April and June 2007. It documents the current state of integration efforts, identifies challenges and lessons learned, and suggests ways to move forward on improved integration of CMAM into national health systems.